The A56 bentwood stool is a fine example of Michael Thonet's approach in manufacturing. His approach in using pre-prepared molds, uniform veneers and mechanical procedures allowed him to create the A56 bentwood stool, but also use many of the same parts from this chair in other bentwood designs.
In 1856, the growth of the Gebruder Thonet company had completely outpaced the 70 person production facility at Mollardgasse. A new factory would be set up in Koritschan, Moravia (modern day Czech Republic). Koritschan offered a vast amount of beechwood, a railway going through the village, and inexpensive labor. Michael and two of his sons, Michael and August, moved to Kortischan at this time to produce the 56 bentwood stool among other bentwood furniture.
Made in the Czech Republic
Dimensions: H 41" D 19" W 17 1/2" SH 30"
Materials: Bentwood stool. Frame in solid natural beechwood or beechwood with stain. Seat in wood veneer, or upholstered with fabric or leather. Please note seat will match frame coloring when specifying wood veneer seat.
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